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Vivitek HD 3D pocket projector $304 (Qumi Q5, 500 lumens, Refurbished)

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Last Edited by MrSalty January 21, 2014 at 03:06 AM
Woot [woot.com] has the Qumi Q5 Projector on sale for $299.

There are many more projectors on sale too but this one stands out.

It's one of the best prices I have seen so far even though it is refurbished.

I think Woot has a standard of $5 shipping but in my experience it is reasonably fast shipping.

Enjoy Smilie



Compare with Amazon [amazon.com]


And Some Specs

Brightness: Up to 500 Lumens
Native Resolution: HD 720p
Max Resolution: UXGA (1600 x 1200)
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (Full On/Off)
Lamp Life & Type: ≈30,000 Hours, LED
Lamp Part# 5811100760
Display Type: HD Pico DLP® Technology by Texas Instruments
Throw Ratio (±3%): 1.55:1 (Distance/Width)
Image Size (Diagonal): 30" to 90" (0.8 to 2.3 m)
Projection Distance: 3.3' to 9.9' (1.0 to 3.0 m)
Zoom Ratio: Fixed Lens, Manual Focus
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 Native, 4:3 and 16:9 Compatible
Offset: 102.5%
Keystone Correction: ±40° Vertical
Color Spectrum: 1.07 Billion
Horizontal Scan Rate: 15, 30 to 90 KHz
Vertical Scan Rate: 43 to 85 Hz
Speaker: 2W Mono
Projection Method: Table Top, Tripod (¼ - 20) or Ceiling (Front or Rear)
Uniformity: 85%
Computer Compatibility: UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA Resized; VESA Standards; PC and Macintosh Compatible
Video Compatibility: SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p), NTSC/NTSC 4.43, PAL B/G/H/I/M/N 60, SECAM
I/O Connection Ports: HDMI, Universal I/O (24-Pin Connector for VGA/Component Input), AV Mini-Jack, Mini-Jack Audio-Out, USB (Type A)
Weight: 1.1 lbs
Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.3" x 1.3" x 4.0"
Noise Level: 28dB/32dB (Standard / Boost Mode)
Power Supply: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Consumption: Supply: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 65W (Boost Mode), <0.5W (Standby)
Operating Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)

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Have never used this kind of projector...How it achieve 3D?
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I've never purchased or owned a projector before, so I'm actually not sure what to even look out for. Is this a good projector if you plan on pointing it against the wall? How well would it work with the lights on? How large would it get before it gets blurry? Does it manually focus and can I control how "large" the screen is? I've only dealt with really old ones that they have in school. Sorry for the newb questions!

This is a fine projector to point at a wall. It will be okay with the lights on but it really depends on how far back the projector is from the wall (how big you want the screen to be). I think the projector is capable of projecting very large images but the bigger the image the darker it will be. It does have manual focus.
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OP, do you know if it will do 3D in HD (1280x720) and if the projector is capable of 1280x720 @120hz? I got the LG a few months ago and found out only in the manual that even though it's 1280x800 native for 2D, it will only do 3D in 1024x768 which is kinda useless. Thanks.
This projector is the same way. I don't know why but I have not seen a "pocket projector" that can do 3D at a higher resolution than 1024x768.
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Have never used this kind of projector...How it achieve 3D?
Through DLP Link 3D Glasses

http://www.dlp.com/projector/dlp-...-link.aspx
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To add to the above questions, what would be an ideal speaker solution for portability? Say I wanted to take my Roku, this, and a sound solution into my back yard. I assume the HDMI cable would go from Roku to Qumi... how would I hook a good portable speaker up?

Thanks!

Also, is there a way to get an extended warranty?
Get a Bluetooth. dongle from monoprice and pair it up with bluetooth speakers or receiver.
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Get a Bluetooth. dongle from monoprice and pair it up with bluetooth speakers or receiver.
Awesome suggestion, thanks!

So... There's the Q2, new, for $300 also. Which is a better buy?

http://slickdeals.net/f/6545904-vivitek-qumi-q2-pocket-projector-black-299-00-free-shipping-b-h?v=1

New ones have 1 yr, this refurb has 180 days. Do the extended warranties that come from most credit cards apply to refurbs?
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Awesome suggestion, thanks!

So... There's the Q2, new, for $300 also. Which is a better buy?

http://slickdeals.net/f/6545904-vivitek-qumi-q2-pocket-projector-black-299-00-free-shipping-b-h?v=1

New ones have 1 yr, this refurb has 180 days. Do the extended warranties that come from most credit cards apply to refurbs?

There are 2 significant differences between the two models.

The Q5 has a better contrast ratio and is brighter

check out this comparison [projectorcentral.com]
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There are 2 significant differences between the two models.

The Q5 has a better contrast ratio and is brighter

check out this comparison [projectorcentral.com]
Yeah, Q5 definitely seems to be the way to go, for the most part. The warranty issue has me nervous though. Are you experienced with projectors? In your opinion, if something is wrong with one, are you pretty likely to see it within the 180 day warranty that comes with this?

I heard a theory that the only reason these are "refurb" is so that new ones can be sold with a shorter warranty. So that seems good AND bad...
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Yeah, Q5 definitely seems to be the way to go, for the most part. The warranty issue has me nervous though. Are you experienced with projectors? In your opinion, if something is wrong with one, are you pretty likely to see it within the 180 day warranty that comes with this?

I heard a theory that the only reason these are "refurb" is so that new ones can be sold with a shorter warranty. So that seems good AND bad...
In my experience problems with projectors I have purchased have become visible immediately or have stayed dormant indefinitely.

In other words you should be fine.

LED technology is much more solid than conventional projectors.
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I've never purchased or owned a projector before, so I'm actually not sure what to even look out for. Is this a good projector if you plan on pointing it against the wall? How well would it work with the lights on? How large would it get before it gets blurry? Does it manually focus and can I control how "large" the screen is? I've only dealt with really old ones that they have in school. Sorry for the newb questions!
If you're in a rush and looking for a cheap projector, maybe this'll be ok. Otherwise, save an extra $150-$200 and get 1 from Amazon or wait on another deal. You can find the non-led bulbs for 100-ish, too, when you're ready to change it out.

Also, if you live near a JoAnn Fabrics, go to the website or download the app to get a coupon to use on some blackout cloth for a quick screen which will be better than a wall, unless you're going to paint the wall with screen paint(plain wall can be tolerable.).
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Quote from chunlibarbie View Post :
If you're in a rush and looking for a cheap projector, maybe this'll be ok. Otherwise, save an extra $150-$200 and get 1 from Amazon or wait on another deal. You can find the non-led bulbs for 100-ish, too, when you're ready to change it out.
It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For me this is nearly the perfect projector. I need something portable that doesn't weigh much and is easy to mount.

You are talking about an entirely different kind of projector which is far bigger, heavier, and much less reliable.

On a side note LED projectors appear brighter than tradition lamp projectors on a lumen:lumen basis (if you have a 500 lumen LED vs a 500 lumen lamp)
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There are 2 significant differences between the two models.

The Q5 has a better contrast ratio and is brighter

check out this comparison [projectorcentral.com]
The Q5 also has a louder speaker (2W versus 1W) and a louder fan. I think this Q5 is a great deal, though refurbished may show some minor wear on the outside, but after seeing the B&H deal for the Q2, I chose that. The Q2 has a micro SD card slot, which I find very convenient. Pop in a 64 GB card and you can load about 30 720 movies or 60 480 movies. (your mileage may vary)
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Quote from MrSalty View Post :
It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For me this is nearly the perfect projector. I need something portable that doesn't weigh much and is easy to mount.

You are talking about an entirely different kind of projector which is far bigger, heavier, and much less reliable.

On a side note LED projectors appear brighter than tradition lamp projectors on a lumen:lumen basis (if you have a 500 lumen LED vs a 500 lumen lamp)
Just making sure that other person know that this thing isn't for everyone. A better projector can be had for a little more. I guess, if a person is new to projectors, this could wow them with the screen size.

As you say, "It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish.".
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The Q2 has a micro SD card slot, which I find very convenient.
According to Q5 specs, it reads similar content from USB. [projectorcentral.com] So shouldn't be a deal breaker as a card reader can be had for mere dollar or just from thumbdrives.
Very tempting price indeed...
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checked the reviews on youtube and this thing is pretty amazing. Did any of you buy it yet? I just want to know how is the physical condition of these refurbished units.

Thanks
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